I would assume that most seamstresses have their go to sewing books that they use for reference and to guide them through unfamiliar techniques. Over a couple of years I have accumulated a few and from those I have found my selection I can't live without. So, here are my go to books in my sewing room.
Do you have any favorites that you find yourself constantly referring back to? If so do share with me. I'd love to find a few more.
The Vogue Sewing Book was the first one published in the 1970's. Sewing principles remain the same and I love the retro illustrations, they both have comprehensive instructions for understanding pattern markings, selecting
fabrics and notions, hand-stitching and mending, pressing, and
measuring to fit. The one of the right, Vogue Sewing, is simply a revised version with modern pictures and some newer sewing techniques that a bit more relevant for today's sewing.
Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing is an older book but the newest one added to my favorite list. It was given to me by my husband's aunt. I find this book covers a lot of similar subjects as the Vogue books however it's quite handy being able to refer to another author with different illustrations and explanations for an array of subjects and techniques.
A Guide to Fashion Sewing, is a bit different than the top books in that it's soul purpose is to illustrate the proper sewing order of individual garments. Each chapter has details graphics and descriptions of what steps to follow next, and how to complete the most basic to more complex technique. This is my sewing Bible! I think I refer the most to this book.
Patternmaking for Fashion Design . I've seen a few and this one, which I also picked up in Fashion design school, is really great at explaining the whole process. This is one area I could really use some more education on so if you know of another informative drafting book please share!